Brother Charlie Thibault passed away earlier this week at 88 years old after experiencing a stroke.
Brother Thibault was known for his dedication to Teamster members and to workers across Ontario.
He began his career as a driver for Intercity Wilson Brothers and became a business agent for Teamsters Local Union 938 in 1967. He also served as a general organizer for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, where he helped hundreds of workers join a union.
In 1970 he became president of his local. He continued rising the ranks, eventually becoming president of Joint Council 52 and international vice‑president.
One of his biggest achievements was negotiating a master freight agreement for Ontario, a collective agreement which covered almost every single truck driver in the province. The agreement guaranteed solid middle-class wages and standardized protections and benefits for tens of thousands of drivers.
Brother Thibault will be fondly remembered by the countless workers he helped over the course of his career, but most of all by his wife Audrey and son Derek.
Teamsters Local Union 938 would like to express its sincerest condolences to his friends, family, and loved ones at this time of sadness.
The 2018 Purolator “Tackle Hunger” Softball Tournament was a big success with 18 teams and 400 players from as far away as London and Ottawa participating. The event, in its third year, raises much needed funds for various food banks throughout the GTA. Pictured are the team from Niagara-on-the-Lake celebrating their victory this year.
November 20, 2018
by Truck News
MISSISSAUGA, ON — UPS is going big.
Today, the company announced its plans of constructing a new $200 million, 850,000 sq.-ft. facility in Caledon, Ontario to service the Greater Toronto Area.
The new facility will be the largest in Canada, and will be fully automated according to UPS, sorting up to 35,000 packages per hour. The new facility will also be home to a fleet of more than 200 package cars, and is expected to open in late 2020.
“Southern Ontario is an attractive hub for international trade and business,” says Christoph Atz, president of UPS Canada. “This new facility will serve the growing needs of businesses and consumers today and into the future.”
“I’m extremely pleased and proud to welcome the highly respected global logistics company United Parcel Service (UPS), to the Town of Caledon,” added Allan Thompson, Mayor of Caledon. “This development will create jobs, bolster our local economy and at 850,000 square feet, will be the largest UPS facility in Canada.”
In March of this year, UPS announced its plans to invest more than $500 million towards facility expansions and technological enhancements in Canada. Construction of a $125-million, 180,000 sq. ft. expansion to the company’s Montreal hub, is almost complete. On November 2, the company unveiled its new, $15 million, 40,000 sq. ft., facility in Kanata, Ontario and has expanded its package centers in Brampton and London, Ontario and Edmonton, Alberta.
A family fun day was held in the Vaughan Terminal recently in support of two members who lost their children in tragic accidents. It was a day of fun and reflection on the important things in life, health, our families, and friendship. A great job was done by the social committee in support of our members.